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A couple of years ago I bought a new guitar (a 6 string Gibson Songwriter) and wanted to find out what strings I really liked.. So I started a log and began buying a variety of strings.. Some on sale, some recommended by others, some that looked interesting. It has been fun and I”m happy I did this!! I seem to like all phosphor bronze strings and of ......

This past week I visited Washington, DC to take part in the annual ActOnline.org "flyin". Each year this organization of ~ 5000 software companies hosts 50 software and app developers to visit Washington and give briefings to capitol hill staffers and members on a number of subjects. This year we discussed patent reform, access to cloud data here and ......

Recently I was using Entity Framework 6.1.1 to implement functionality for a windows service. I had used code first, that is creating a class in code then attaching to a db context and migrating it into a table on SQL Express 2014 but these had been small projects without a lot of data and hosted on full size sql servers and most projects start with ......

When using ajax to load data from the server it is useful to display a “loading” animation to let the user know that something is happening. These bits of code and this gif spinner will do the trick! you can find a number of alternative spinners or make your own! Position the following div wherever you want it on your page. Then in javascript turn it ......

I am converting some of the APIMASH projects from c# to vb.net and having to translate between the two. You can find the APIMASH projects at: https://github.com/apimash/... This is part of inheriting behavior of the System.Net.WebClient, for Windows Phone 8. The c# code looks like this: DownloadStringCompleted += (s, e) => { if (e.Error == ......

A couple of months ago my esteemed Microsoft Developer Evangelist, Joe Healy visited our user group and spent some time going through the APIMASH starter projects the DPE’s have been working on. I was impressed!! It looked like fun and thought that members of my user group would respond to these fairly simple but complete examples for Windows 8, Windows ......

I finally downloaded the html client preview 2 to give it a run, had not had a chance to look at Lightswitch since last summer… http://blogs.msdn.com/b/lig... I ran into a few problems… When trying to create a Silverlight html/c# client I got a dialog box: Before installing this ......

Note to self… when changing source control on a solution you need to remove the workspace associated with the old source control, connect to the new server and add / check in to the new server.

This is after frustratingly “change source control” which will unbind but not allow you to rebind / connect to a different server.



We held out 9th annual South Florida Code Camp on 2/9/2013. Unlike past years, instead of stuffing bags with brochures and papers from the vendors, we bought 700 2gb USB keys and had all the vendors send us information, software, links and files to put on the USB key. This was a great success.. but how about making it public too? I setup a folder on ......

Just a heads up from DevFish (http://devfish.net), a free book on writing applications for Windows 8using html, css and javascript by Kraig Brockschmidt . You can find the book here: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/mic... I have not finished reading this but ......

Great keynote and I don’t like keynotes.. Seeing the great breadth of large and small devices and the number of manufacturers along with the software vision for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 was inspiring. Jordan Rudess demonstrates Tachyon on Windows 8 Then he played for a while too.. I especially liked Steve Balmers 82” slate!! Can I have one! And ......

Herve Roggero, SQL Azure MVP, has created a virtual community to focus on Azure. Here is the outline from Herve: User Group Name: Azure Florida Association Purpose: Start a virtual Florida user group that targets the Azure platform Venues: Most meetings will be virtual; however I plan to host a few physical events across Florida if possible from time ......

From Joe Healy’s Dev Fish Blog but worth repeating!! What’s a Windows Phone Camp? For those who went to our "Windows Phone Garage" series last year, its one of those. For those new to the scene, its a free, full day event chocked full of everything you need to know to develop a Windows Phone application. Whether you’re a seasoned veteran or just getting ......

As of today, the official release of Lightswitch is now available. Visit: http://www.microsoft.com/vi... or you can download from your MSDN subscription. What is Lightswitch? It is basically a simple to use application generator that can be used to build applications within minutes in many cases. If you have an existing, well ......

This past week was an interesting experience. My first trip to Washington DC on Washington business. As part of the Association for Competitive Technology (http://www.actonline.com) I joined 27 other small software developer company owners from around the country to visit and educate congressional staffs. I already knew 1/2 dozen of the people attending ......

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